Spiritual friendship? What does that even mean? The book description of Becoming Gertrude: How Our Friendships Shape Our Faith by Janice Peterson said the author “uses the term spiritual friendship to capture this idea of journeying with others through life, sharing experiences and wisdom and seeking God together.” Curious, I read the book and found… Continue reading What is Spiritual Friendship?
“What a beautiful idea,” I thought as I read the Hello Mornings Bible Study on women of the Bible. After reading through the account of Abigail, Nabal and David, the study asked us to reflect on what situations we might need to seek God’s guidance and provision for today. Then we were encouraged to pray… Continue reading Have You Prayed for Courage in Your Faith?
It’s Good Friday, the day Jesus died to redeem a fallen race and more specifically, one woman who is perpetually struggling to get organized, be more patient with her children and become less of a perfectionist. It’s a day that I struggle once again to comprehend the magnitude of what He suffered on my behalf.… Continue reading How to Say Thank You at Easter
When we get to heaven and take our place by Jesus’ side, when we ask some of the most burning questions we’ve ever had, when we listen in awe as He tells us “The Plan”, I imagine these reactions: A hush falling over the gathering of friends and family. Sacred silence as we absorb in… Continue reading When We Get To Heaven And Find The Answers
Almost exactly one month after the day we thought we lost our three cats, we truly did say good-bye to one. Several days ago one of our cats became extremely sick suddenly and had to be euthanized. This lead to conversations about Heaven with my five-year-old. It’s been a sad but good teaching moment, a… Continue reading Four Things I’m Looking Forward To In Heaven
After writing about how I need to make steps to improve my family’s health and trusting God to help us through it, I was inspired to dig deeper into what God has to say about our health and the way we care for our bodies. How exactly does God look at health care? Does… Continue reading What Does God Say About Our Health Care?
For quite some time I’ve been wrestling with the need to make better choices for our family’s health, both in the products we use and the food we consume. I don’t consider myself a big health nut but I admit I do like to make educated decisions when possible. 🙂 I always used to think… Continue reading Trusting God With Our Family Health Care Decisions
Isn’t it just amazing to think that God actually designed us and our children to compliment each other and work together and love each other? Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, that’s for sure! When one child is constantly pushing our buttons and soon another child joins in, it can be pretty hard to believe… Continue reading When You’re Not Sure You Signed Up For This
If you said practice gagging over the frying pan every time you fry eggs, you know something about morning sickness that I didn’t when I first got pregnant. I had absolutely no idea how awful that smell could be! But the truth is, it’s pretty difficult to prepare yourself for the individual things that may… Continue reading What is the Best Way to Prepare for Motherhood?
Some moms say the hour before supper is the worst one of the day. I agree. Sometimes. Sometimes though – many days in fact, I find the hour after supper and before bedtime to be the most intense and the most draining. And the one I’m not too sure I’m going to make it through… Continue reading When You Feel Like a Failure (Again)